This week is tangent central, as two deaths in the Actressing world instigates a lengthy opening segment about one-time Supporting Actress Oscar nominees, which includes discussion of performances by Judith Anderson, Juliette Lewis, and many others. New releases include the promising Daniel Auteuil/Kristin Scott-Thomas thriller, "Before the Winter Chill," and haunted mirror horror film "Oculus," plus Jean-Pierre Jeunet's latest colourful tale, "T.S. Spivet," which reminded Cal a little too much of a certain David Fincher film. We end in grisly fashion with an uber-serious chat about Atom Egoyan's child murder drama "Devil's Knot," featuring the unlikely pairing of Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, and a discussion of films based on documentaries. This week's rule of not mentioning the World Cup is established (and broken) early, while we express our desire to re-cast roles in "The Lord of the Rings" and "Noah" as Michael Haneke, and go off on a mutual Joe Wright Rant about a bitter Oscar snub from the Eighties.
The week's news:
Michael Schumacher wakes from Coma
Daniel Day-Lewis to receive a Knighthood
Opening Segment: Discussing one-time Supporting Actress nominees, in the wake of the deaths of Ruby Dee and Martha Hyer!
[5:35 - 23:15]
Red Light District: Pimping films we've seen in the last month, including "King of Hearts," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," and "Time Without Pity"
[23:20 - 32:40]
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Before the Winter Chill
[38:10 - 1:05:50]
Closing Segment: Our take on Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot," discussing its role in promoting the "Paradise Lost" documentaries, and offering examples of other films born out of the documentary process!
[1:05:55 - 1:23:10]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range